1996-97 Utica Blizzard Statistics

Colonial Hockey League (COHL)
Team Record: 22-42 (SO: 0-10) - 54 points
in the COHL's East Division
Lost in 1st Round
Coach: Don Martin (22-42, 10 OTL)
Location: Utica, New York
Attendance: 58,534, Avg. 1,582 in 37 home dates
1996-97 Utica Blizzard Roster

The Utica Blizzard of the Colonial Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 22 wins and 42 losses, with a 0-10 showing in shootouts for 54 points in the COHL's East Division.

The Blizzard netted 278 goals and yielded 385. John Vecchiarelli scored 56 goals for Utica, and Troy Stephens tallied 30 or more, too. John Vecchiarelli recorded 50 assists. Ron Bertrand topped the squad with 9 wins and a team-best 5.23 goals against average, leading regular goalies. Don Martin coached the team. The 1996-97 Utica Blizzard lost in the in 1st Round of the playoffs.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG SOG SG%
John VecchiarelliRW735650106153-22163933716.6
Troy StephensC6941488978-40108125616.0
Jeffrey AzarD7028366453-16140118215.4
Rob MacInnisD60154762169-344012585.8
Shawn YakimishynC72212647144-1641116312.9
Scott BlairC4013274076-162007417.6
Tim FingerhutLW399233242-393001237.3
Mike PetersF71921301440011108.2
Jacque RodrigueD379202928-75018610.5
Gary MillerD445172269-17001746.8
Dan MenardC338132165220918.8
Tim HarrisRW2010102023-26005318.9
Richard FatrolaC306111727-13100748.1
Jason RenardF309716152-43016015.0
Ray GallagherD354121614-10210785.1
Kelvin SolariRW21651139-121004314.0
Larry EmpeyD731101183-9000531.9
Jamie HaydenD35191024-6000333.0
Roy GrayD3936967-140012611.5
Corey IsenLW2227960-4100336.1
Shayne StevensonR1026818-2110375.4
Tom ColasantoF2343735-71002020.0
Mike StecklerC2342617-140012218.2
Len DeVuonoD93362-62002213.6
Oleg SorokinL80662700020.0
Matt RuchtyLW1023545-3010258.0
Ben WhiteD1705511-11000150.0
Bench 7433360000
Steve HernimanD5503372-23000260.0
Mark BellF72020-4000450.0
Aaron EllisG270221000000
Evan AndersonD70224-300020.0
Jason ScanzanoL60222200020.0
Mike GruttadauriaD32101136-18000166.3
Jason AndersonF810136-3000250.0
Chad HollowayD60117200050.0
Sean OrtizLW20110-500080.0
Ron BertrandG31011000000
Jeff GuayD140116-300020.0
Pascal BelangerW10000-300010.0
Chad BlackG1000000000
Andrew GagnonG20000200010.0
Joakim WibergG4000200000
Harry GormanL1000010000
Lou GermainG2000000000
Len PernoG3000200000
Fran BusseyLW10000000010.0
Ryan BachG2000200000
Troy CaleyC20000000020.0
Tom ColeG16000000000
Zdenek SiklF10000-300020.0
Christian LabonteC2000010000
Ralph MarzialeC20000-10000
Mark LaForestG6000200000
Totals13282784467241768-366781719242411.5


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Ron Bertrand3116189210311415.23962821.853
Aaron Ellis271302864101004.61751651.867
Tom Cole1675747210614.83476415.872
Mark LaForest63121220315.96159128.805
Lou Germain2480010033.751815.833
Ryan Bach21190110084.038173.901
Len Perno312702000115.206857.838
Joakim Wiberg413403010146.277258.806
Chad Black140000.00221.000
Totals924421224210613695.0125892220.857

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG SOG SG%
John VecchiarelliRW3314800000
Troy StephensC3011200000
Jeffrey AzarD3000000000
Rob MacInnisD31121400000
Shawn YakimishynC3011600000
Tim FingerhutLW3101900000
Mike PetersF3000000000
Dan MenardC3000400000
Tim HarrisRW3112000000
Kelvin SolariRW3011000000
Larry EmpeyD3011600000
Jamie HaydenD3000200000
Ben WhiteD3000400000
Bench 3000200000
Steve HernimanD3000200000
Mark BellF3000200000
Chad HollowayD3022000000
Sergei TkachenkoG3000000000
Tom ColeG1000000000
Totals5569156100000

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Sergei Tkachenko300000000
Totals300000000


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